|Thursday, February 12, 2009|
Life Goes On
So....it's now been one month since mom passed... and life really does go on. We've been getting things cleaned up around the house....SO MUCH JUNK! It's unreal how much junk we accumulate! We have a 'formal' living room right inside the front entry, and it was just a junk room. So dad called and had a couch (that's probably as old as I am), 2 old TV's, 2 old rocker recliners, a coffee table, and some scrap material from mom's sewing stash hauled away....dad wants to make this room his art studio. He did oil paintings when I was growing up, then stopped for about 20 years. Once mom went into dementia, he took his hobby back up again about 2.5 years ago, and would escape out into the garage and paint. Now, he can bring it into the house and be warm in winter, and cool in summer.
Today, the carpet is being ripped up, and new vinyl flooring will be installed. This carpet is the orignal carpet we picked out when we bought our house in 1974....ORANGE SHAG! We replaced the rest of the carpet in the house in 1989, but left this room untouched....here's what it looks like before it comes up today...I should have taken a picture of all of the junk, but I labeled the first picture so you could see just what was in there:
I can't wait to see what it looks like when I come home from work tonight!
So here's what the new floor looks like! They will finish with the base boards tomorrow, then Saturday dad and I will arrange everything back, and get him situated with his art studio. The paintings on the wall that you see in the top photos are paintings that dad has done...he also carves his own frames...VERY talented!
Sure looks different!
And I'm still LOVING my new car! I haven't enjoyed driving a car as much as I do this one....I look at it every day and say "I love my car!"
Hope all is well with everyone!
Said by Kim at 4:35 AM